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    Which of your binoculars are the most "delicious" ones?

    I like that, and I agree! 😁🤣
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    New Coatings on NL ?

    A young family walked past me while I was carrying my orange NL's a couple of weeks ago and one of the children pointed out to the other that 'that man's got toy binoculars!' The mother intervened saying she was sure they were real, but that they did probably belong to one of my children...
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    New Coatings on NL ?

    Same design, same huge awful black lump of rubber, no less hard and brittle, but I now find it to be usable. My copies may simply be from a different batch from the ones I experienced on instruments manufactured in 2020 and 2021, but they do slide off rather than needing to be dragged off. I...
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    New Coatings on NL ?

    I can't comment on any change to the coatings, but I do perceive an improvement in the fit of the objective covers and, in particular, the rainguard, which is now (on 2022 manufactured instruments) less prone to dragging up the eyecups each time it's taken off (that's on both x32's).
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    Why is Alpha better than high grade.

    Forgive me... ...but I have just read this thread from posts 1-117 and wish I hadn't. It is ugly. I own some 'alpha' binoculars and I love them, I use them in the field for 3-5 hours most days, but right now I love them a little bit less than I did before reading this thread. I feel like I have...
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    Ultravid 8x42 BL?

    Continuing my habit of dragging up old threads... For a while now, I've been looking for a really good copy of a Trinovid BA 8x42 or, preferably, a BN 8x42, but none I've seen have taken my fancy. But, while Googling for reading material about Leica instruments from the last 25 years, I...
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    What’s about Reviews of the NL 10x32

    Do your experiences not reflect the very nature of 10x42 vs 10x32 in general? Surely a 10x32 binocular is always going to be more challenging, in terms of eye placement, and the necessity to set them up with absolute precision, especially those with a very wide field of view. Certainly, I have...
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    What’s about Reviews of the NL 10x32

    Interesting, Andreas. Right now, I'm sitting here thinking how lucky I am to be short-sighted with astigmatism. 😂
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    What’s about Reviews of the NL 10x32

    Does anyone happen to know if the EL Field Pro neck strap will work with the NL Pure? The fixing points look the same, but may be a different diameter and depth. Thank you! 🙂
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    What’s about Reviews of the NL 10x32

    Andreas will confirm, but I believe that's exactly what he's saying. And, although this doesn't affect me personally, using this instrument with glasses, I suspect if you push the binoculars too hard against your glasses the rubber eyecups may squash down to the level of the metal housing. It...
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    What’s about Reviews of the NL 10x32

    Aha, understood, Andreas, thank you very much for clarifying. It's an interesting point, because clearly you wouldn't mention it in such strong terms if it wasn't an issue that people have experienced, and well worth checking before any purchase if you're a glasses wearer. Fortunately, I have...
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    What’s about Reviews of the NL 10x32

    I must have missed this...why can they become a nightmare?
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    Trinovid BA/BN eye-relief/FoV specifications?

    Thank you very much, that's all useful information, in particular because I am also a 7x42 UVHD+ owner, my absolute favourite of all binoculars I've owned or tested. I struggle to justify ownership, 7x42 is not a format I'm ever likely to use very often, but the feel of the instrument in the...
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    Trinovid BA/BN eye-relief/FoV specifications?

    Well, when models such as the Victory FL and Trinovid BA/BN were current, I had less disposable income than I do now, with very different financial priorities/responsibilities. My now completed mission to find 'my binocular', which intensified around 18 months ago, having decided to switch to...
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    Trinovid BA/BN eye-relief/FoV specifications?

    Canip, thank you very much for that, all extremely useful information, I appreciate you taking the time to offer your thoughts. I had, in fact, already visited your site, always my 'go to' site for anything eye relief related, and for a very measured and informative insight into any instrument...
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    Trinovid BA/BN eye-relief/FoV specifications?

    Dragging up an old thread here.... I'm wondering if anyone has experience of using 8x42 Trinovid BN's with glasses, and would be able to comment. The current UVHD+ has a stated ER of 17mm and a usable ER of around 14mm and fit me perfectly, but other instruments with greater ER I have found not...
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    NL Pure 8x32 v CL Companion 8x30

    It may simply be that the view is just so flawless, in terms of the rendering of natural colour, the total lack of CA, sharpness across the field, etc., that for Viraj, the view lacks 'character'? Wine? Don't get me started...😉🍷
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    I must be honest and say I don't find myself being swept along on a wave of excitement regarding these binoculars, but having very much caught the bino bug from the learned and enthusiastic members on this forum, I know I won't be able to resist making the same comparison as you, but in 10x...
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    Interesting Optics Trade discussion on where Leica binoculars are made.

    Super, Leica have confirmed what Birdforum members have already told you. Hopefully we can lay this thread to rest now. 🙂
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    Interesting Optics Trade discussion on where Leica binoculars are made.

    Ok, that makes sense, because they were manufactured around the same time as that article was posted, as far as I can tell. So, you have a pair of binoculars labelled Made In Germany, with an article of similar age supporting the labelling on your instrument. And, you are delighted with your...
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    Interesting Optics Trade discussion on where Leica binoculars are made.

    Not that I'm aware of, but both the brown outer box the silver and green Leica box comes in, and the silver and green Leica box itself, will have a white sticker with a date on it (as well as the serial number). My suspicion, is that you have a new example from older stock. From observations...
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    Interesting Optics Trade discussion on where Leica binoculars are made.

    Out of interest, Dennis, what is the date of manufacture of your 'new' Noctivid?
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    I have noticed Victory SF prices here in the UK have jumped 15-20% over the last couple of months, to NL Pure pricing levels more or less, so wondering if this is to further distinguish between the two product lines and allow the SFL's to sit at a price point not currently occupied in the market...
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    Interesting Optics Trade discussion on where Leica binoculars are made.

    Factually incorrect, unless Leica are now manufacturing binoculars in Germany and labelling them as made in Portugal. Or is that such an old article that it predates the made in Portugal labelling on all Ultravid and Noctivid instruments?
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    Eye pain from viewing through binoculars?

    That's terrific, you've checked and double checked alignment and you're satisfied collimation is true. Congratulations, you have a good example! But, I guess that's good and bad news, the instrument was the easiest thing to rule out as being the cause of your eye pain/strain, so let's hope...
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